Not that it’s hard.
Yours truly is a father of 3, and a husband to my one and only.
I work from 8am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays.
The kids finish schooling at 5:45pm to 6pm.
I can only leave after 5pm when all work is done.
This is also the little time I have to run – at the best speed I can.
When in my running gear, I always take the stairs from 28th Floor to the Ground before my run. That means my running time would always be between 5:15pm to 5:50pm. This also means that on the dot, I need to be in the school gate or vicinity where the kids will see me. 🙂
To sum it up, 5:15pm to 5:50pm means:
- 35 to 40 minutes (at best) of running
- 3.5Kms to 5Kms (at most)
- 20Kms (at best) only for 4 days (in this window)
The only possible solution to ante-up the mileage is to do doubles – but that is easier said than done. It means sacrificing time cutting my short sleep.
Of course, I am wiling to do that. I just go with the feel. If I can’t get up on an alarm – it’s not something I push. Body says – SLEEP.
Occasionally, I walk to work and climb up via the stairs to 28th Floor. It’s a good work-out for me.
That’s how it is now.
I am glad I still manage to race. 🙂
Anyways, Saturdays and Sundays may not be that FREE – but it is flexible so far. From NO RUN to Short Run. LOLS.
Too little is enough for me.
Thanks be to God!